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How Will Our Relationship with Robots Evolve?

“The ancient Shinto religion, practiced by 80 percent of Japanese, includes a belief in animism, which holds that both objects and human beings have spirits. As a result, Japanese culture tends to be more accepting of robot companions as actual companions than is Western culture, which views robots as soulless machines. In a culture where the inanimate can be considered…

Information and Disruption in the Future

“Everywhere, newly empowered citizens and networks of citizens are challenging the established order in ways never before imaginable—from building new business models to challenging old autocracies.” Alec Ross explores the current changes and future possibilities regarding our lives and the industries that populate the globe. “The near future will see robot suits that allow paraplegics to walk, designer drugs that…